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Quantum optical sensor tested in space for the first time, with a laser system from Berlin
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space... 3 hours
Physicists show that real-time error correction in quantum communications is possible
PHYS.ORG Nature Physics today, Monday, 23 January 2017, published online the research by a team led by physicists from the School of Physics at Wits University. In... 7 hours
Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity
PHYS.ORG Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science – quantum physics and gravity – have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of... 10 hours
Violations of energy conservation in the early universe may explain dark energy
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Physicists have proposed that violations of energy conservation in the early universe, as predicted by certain modified theories of quantum mechanics and quantum gravity,... 3 days
Neutrons and a 'bit of gold' uncover new type of quantum phase transition
PHYS.ORG When matter changes from solids to liquids to vapors, the changes are called phase transitions. Among the most interesting types are more... 4 days
Traffic jam in empty space
SCIENCE DAILY An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made by researchers in Germany. The team of scientists has now shown how to manipulate the electric vacuum field and thus generate deviations from... 5 days
Studying the quantum vacuum: Traffic jam in empty space
PHYS.ORG An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer has now... 5 days
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states
PHYS.ORG Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity to observe particle properties that have no realization in elementary particles.... 6 days
Seeing the quantum future... literally
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world... 1 week
[Report] Strong coupling of a single electron in silicon to a microwave photon
Science Magazine Silicon is vital to the computing industry because of the high quality of its native oxide and well-established doping technologies. Isotopic purification... 2 weeks
[Perspective] Putting the squeeze on superconductivity
Science Magazine Superconductivity is a fascinating quantum state of matter that has captured the imagination of physicists for over a century. The pioneering theoretical work of Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer described the superconducting state as a phase-coherent condensate... 2 weeks
New method allows for quick, precise measurement of quantum states
PHYS.ORG Nuclear spin tomography is an application in medicine. The patient absorbs and re-emits electromagnetic radiation in all directions, which is detected and reconstructed as 3-D images or 2-D... 2 weeks
Physicists 'squeeze' light to cool microscopic drum below quantum limit
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called 'quantum limit.' 2 weeks
Physicists 'squeeze' light to cool microscopic drum below quantum limit
PHYS.ORG Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called "quantum limit." 2 weeks
'Weak measurement' with strong results
SCIENCE DAILY A new method has been developed allowing for quick and precise measurement of quantum states. 2 weeks
Studies of electron density lead to discovery of disturbing trends in modern computational chemistry
PHYS.ORG When chemists include some theory in their papers, it usually means that they will perform some quantum-chemical calculations of the... 3 weeks
Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model
SCIENCE DAILY Using atomic quantum-simulation, an experimental technique involving finely tuned lasers and ultracold atoms about a billion times colder than room temperature to replicate the properties of a topological... 3 weeks
Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model
PHYS.ORG Topological insulators, an exciting, relatively new class of materials, are capable of carrying electricity along the edge of the surface, while the bulk of the material acts as... 3 weeks
Still no violation of Lorentz symmetry, despite strongest test yet
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Physicists have found the strongest evidence yet for no violation of Lorentz symmetry, one of the fundamental symmetries of relativity. Lorentz symmetry states that the outcome of an... 1 month
The 10 Strangest Science Stories of 2016
LIVE SCIENCE From glowworm mucous to the strange quantum behavior of light, here's the weird science of 2016. 1 month
Devices that convert heat into electricity one step closer to reality
PHYS.ORG The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their technique work... 1 month
The sound of quantum vacuum
SCIENCE DAILY Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane into motion in the process of a measurement. The membrane is... 1 month
Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing
SCIENCE DAILY In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to a particle of... 1 month
[Quantum Optics] A quantum optical circulator
Science Magazine A circulator is a passive three- or four-port device that routes signals according to a simple protocol: If the ports are numbered in ascending order, a signal that enters the circulator – [Read More] 1 month
[Quantum Electronics] Extending qubit lifetime through a shaped environment
Science Magazine Qubits are the quantum two-level systems that encode and process information in quantum computing. Kept in isolation, qubits can be stable. In a practical setting, however, qubits must – [Read... 1 month
[Topological Matter] Watching Majorana bound states form
Science Magazine Majorana bound states (MBSs) are peculiar quasiparticles that may one day become the cornerstone of topological quantum computing. To engineer these states, physicists have used semiconductor – [Read More] 1 month
Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing
PHYS.ORG In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers at Princeton University have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to... 1 month
Quantum membranes for ultraprecise mechanical measurements
PHYS.ORG Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane into motion in the... 1 month
Ultra-small nanocavity advances technology for secure quantum-based data encryption
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new type of light-enhancing optical cavity that is only 200 nanometers tall and 100 nanometers across. Their new nanoscale system represents a step toward brighter single-photon... 1 month
JILA atomic clock mimics long-sought synthetic magnetic state
PHYS.ORG Using their advanced atomic clock to mimic other desirable quantum systems, JILA physicists have caused atoms in a gas to behave as if they possess unusual magnetic properties long sought in harder-to-study... 1 month
Ultra-small nanocavity advances technology for secure quantum-based data encryption
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a new type of light-enhancing optical cavity that is only 200 nanometers tall and 100 nanometers across. Their new nanoscale system represents a step toward brighter single-photon... 1 month
NIST asks public to help future-proof electronic information
PHYS.ORG The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is officially asking the public for help heading off a looming threat to information security: quantum computers, which could potentially break the encryption codes... 1 month
Researchers trace neural activity by using quantum sensors
PHYS.ORG It's one of the purest and most versatile materials in the world, with uses in everything from jewelry to industrial abrasives to quantum science. But a group of Harvard scientists has uncovered... 1 month
Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and 'watch' it melt
PHYS.ORG For the first time, MIT physicists have observed a highly ordered crystal of electrons in a semiconducting material and documented its melting, much like ice thawing... 1 month
Copper stripes help iron pnictide lock in insulating state
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Rice University's Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM) have created a new iron-based material that offers clues about the microscopic origins of high-temperature superconductivity. 1 month
Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and “watch” it melt
MIT New observations confirm an 80-year-old quantum theory. 1 month
Tortoise electrons trying to catch up with hare photons give graphene its conductivity
SCIENCE DAILY How electrons interact with other electrons at quantum scale in graphene affects how quickly they travel in the material, leading to its... 1 month
Tortoise electrons trying to catch up with hare photons give graphene its conductivity
PHYS.ORG How electrons interact with other electrons at quantum scale in graphene affects how quickly they travel in the material, leading to its... 1 month
Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role
PHYS.ORG Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to Rice University scientists. 1 month
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits
SCIENCE DAILY From laptops to cellphones, today’s technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states in atomic and nanoscale systems could... 1 month
[Quantum Simulation] An ultrafast peek into the ultracold
Science Magazine Gases of Rydberg atoms—exotic atoms in which one of the electrons is orbiting the nucleus at a large distance—can simulate the effects of long-range interactions in many-body systems. Com – [Read More] 1 month
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits
PHYS.ORG From laptops to cellphones, today's technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states in atomic and nanoscale systems could... 1 month
Elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered half-quantum vortices in superfluid helium. This vortex is a topological defect, exhibited in superfluids and superconductors, which carries a fixed amount of circulating current. These objects originally predicted to exist in superfluid helium... 1 month
Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid
PHYS.ORG Researchers have discovered half-quantum vortices in superfluid helium. This vortex is a topological defect, exhibited in superfluids and superconductors, which carries a fixed amount of circulating current. These objects originally predicted to... 1 month
Weak-value-based metrology surpasses classical limit
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—When measuring very small physical effects, such as the deflection of a light beam, the very act of measuring can affect the measurement outcome. Now in a new study, physicists have experimentally demonstrated that a method designed to... 1 month
The quantum computers of the future will work equally well with encrypted and unencrypted inputs
PHYS.ORG When future users of quantum computers need to analyze their data or run quantum algorithms, they will often... 1 month
Scientists create a quantum computer memory cell of a higher dimension than a qubit
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have let two electrons... 1 month
Neutrons identify key ingredients of the quantum spin liquid recipe
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used neutrons to examine the origins of unusual magnetic behavior in a rare earth-based metal oxide, ytterbium-magnesium-gallium-tetraoxide (YbMgGaO4). The material, discovered in 2015, is known to have... 1 month
Vacuum’s quantum effect on light detected
SCIENCE-NEWS Light can be polarized through interactions with empty space. 2 months
Researchers improve qubit lifetime for quantum computers
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance quantum computers is that the stored data should... 2 months
Online course on human spaceflight with ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang
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Ketchup Bottle Physics: Scientist Unlocks Key to Splat-Free Sauce
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A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
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